Dr. Peter Jones to Speak at Annual Conference on Managing Obesity and Co-morbid Conditions

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The Fourth Annual Robard Corporation-funded Continuing Education Conference will feature nationally recognized lecturers in the field of obesity treatment.

Dr. Peter Jones

Learning how to implement a highly effective and safe method of weight loss via a VLCD can be an important component of any primary care practice.

Obesity is a medical condition which invites many other health issues like heart diseases, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, types of cancer, and types of arthritis. However, this is something which is preventable. Measurements like exercising and low fat intake can reduce this medical condition. Weight loss through the use of various methods, including a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD), has countless benefits, including:

  • Weight loss may improve survival in those who have an obesity-related disease, especially type 2 diabetes
  • Blood pressure decreases with weight loss
  • People with type 2 diabetes who lost weight had lower blood sugar levels and were able to use less medicine to lower their blood sugar levels
  • Sustained weight loss prevented new cases of type 2 diabetes in people who were obese
  • Weight loss makes it easier for you to breathe
  • People with obstructive sleep apnea who lost as little as 10% of their weight improved their sleep patterns and had less daytime sleepiness

“Obesity significantly increases the prevalence of many medical conditions that have a negative health and quality of life impact,” says Dr. Peter Jones, MD, FACP. “Weight loss improves all of these conditions. Learning how to implement a highly effective and safe method of weight loss via a VLCD can be an important component of any primary care practice.”

At the Fourth Annual Robard Corporation-funded Continuing Education Conference, to be held in Philadelphia on July 19-21, 2012, Jones will discuss “Managing Obesity and Co-morbid Conditions with a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD).” Jones, Medical Director for the Medical Weight Management Center at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, will describe how different measurements of obesity predict adverse medical outcomes, the multiple organ system dysfunctions that can occur in some obese patients, as well as the medical benefits of weight loss, including the use of the medical VLCD and bariatric surgery.

Robard Corporation’s 4th Annual Continuing Education (CME/CEU) Conference, The Science and Business of Weight Management for the New or Experienced Practitioner, will begin on July 19, 2012, in Philadelphia, and will focus on the operational and treatment skills, techniques, and strategies healthcare professionals need to successfully open a new weight loss facility or enhance a current weight management program.
For more information about Robard Corporation or the 4th Annual Continuing Education (CME/CEU) Conference, The Science and Business of Weight Management for the New or Experienced Practitioner, visit http://www.WeightConference.com, or call Jennifer Eisenhofer at 888.519.1192, ext. 3012.

About Robard Corporation:

Since 1976, Robard Corporation integrates scientific research with market vision to design and develop comprehensive weight management programs and nutritional products that enable its business partners to deliver high-quality, life-changing care to their consumers. Robard’s business development team works directly with their customers to help them grow their businesses, providing business planning, marketing solutions and operational support nationwide to corporations, hospital networks, physician practices, medical weight loss clinics, and surgical facilities to increase outcomes and profits. Robard’s team of food scientists, nutritionists and behaviorists stay at the forefront of innovation to develop products and programs, resulting in over 100 delicious nutritional products.

About Dr. Peter Jones:

Dr. Peter Jones is Medical Director for the Medical Weight Management Center at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, the Associate Professor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic. He is board-certified in internal medicine, a member of the American Medical Association, Fellow of American College of Physicians and Fellow of National Lipid Association.

Robard Corporation is a subsidiary of Food Sciences Corporation.

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